Music Label Soundwave Help

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  1. Bumblejazz

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    Alright, so I got ML Soundwave last week and I just now got a miniSD card for it today. I put some music on it...and it won't play. At all. The light blinks 3 or 4 times, then stops and no music plays. I can't figure out why. I did everything it says in the instructions (and by that I mean I looked at the picture showing how to insert the card. Dammit, I wish I could read Japanese). Can anyone help me out?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Maybe the feedback thread has the answer you're looking for?
     
  4. Bumblejazz

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    I just posted in there, but no one's responded yet.
     
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    Check all the files and make sure they're MP3s. I accidentally loaded an .avi of a Jonathan Coulton song by accident and it wouldn't play ANYTHING until I removed it. Also, make sure all the files are encoded in the proper format (not sure what it is, but the feedback thread should have it). Also, try clearing the memory card and just putting 1-2 songs on it to make sure it's just a file issue and not something wrong with the player itself.

    If none of that works, I don't know what the issue is.
     
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    I've tried just about every song on my computer on the card and still nothing.
     
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    So you're saying that the songs work on your computer, but not on Soundwave?

    First thing I would try is to see if you can format the card in Soundwave, if not, then I would put the card back in your computer. Check to see how the card is formatted, NTFS, FAT, FAT32, or FAT16. If it's formatted NTFS, try formatting it FAT16. Or vice-versa.

    Another thing it could be is, is the card you have an "HC" or High Capacity card, like 2GB or 4GB? It may be that Soundwave won't work with an HC card.

    Try those and let me know what happens.
     
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    It's a FAT (whatever that is) and a 1GB card. I'm not really sure how to format it. And, yes, the music plays on the computer but not on Soundwave.
     
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    Ok, how about this-- Are they any symbols in the file or folder names? Anything like the follow:

    - + : ; " ' ? / or _

    Usually "_" will be ok, but other symbols won't work.

    The other thing, is make sure that the files and folder names are short than 16 characters long. A lot of time a player won't recognize the files if they contain certain symbols or the file names are longer than a certain number of character.
     
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    I renamed a file, but still doesn't work. Also reformatted it, still nothing.
     
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    Hmmm? I don't have ML Soundwave yet, so I can't mess with it to try to figure it out. That should have worked. I'd say either you have a defective SD Card or a defective Soundwave.

    Sorry I couldn't help.
     
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    That's OK. I'll figure it out eventually.
     
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    r u sure u putting the card in the right way? turn up the volume?
     
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    Yeah. Card's in the right way and I've got the volume up all the way.
     
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    hmmm from the sound of it it looks like you have a defective card or worst case a defective Soundwave
     
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    I think I might have a solution to your problem even if I can't guarantee it works. I had a similar problem when I got my Music Label Soundwave and I solved it like this: When you place the mp3s on the memory card, try creating a regular folder and put the files in it. Then put the card back into Soundwave and it should work. That worked on mine so I hope it might help.
     
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    I just tried that and it didn't work.
     
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    Bumblejazz-
    I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone, I am having the exact same problem. As I was reading through the thread I was hoping there would be a solution. Mine blinks 4 times and then blinks 3 times four more times.

    What I have tried:
    1.) I have a 2GB micro SD card and thought maybe the mini adapter was the problem so I bought a real mini card that does not use an adapter (another 2GB). No luck...
    2.) Tried erasing all, formatting, making a folder. No luck ...
    3.) I just ordered a 1GB mini card that will be here Friday, to see if the 2GB thing is the problem. But I know this is not the answer because soundwave worked with the 2GB card when I bought him. But we will see...

    I am starting to think he is toast....




     
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    Didn't someone mention ages ago that ML Soundwave only functions with up to a 500 MB(er, 512) card?

    EDIT: Read the feedback page, and it does mention compatibility with 1 Gig cards...hmm I'm at a loss.
     
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    Yeah, I'm thinking that the Soundwave might be the problem, not the card. I just put the SD card in my Wii and was able to copy save files, so I don't think it's the card that's the problem.
     

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